Discovery

February 24, 2016

SpaceX Ready For Next Launch And Landing Attempt

SpaceX is slated to launch a broadcasting satellite into orbit this week, and the Falcon 9 rocket is getting all fired up–literally. On Monday, the company […]
February 24, 2016

Why NASA Received A Record Number Of Astronaut Applications And What They Can Expect Next

Over 18,300 people have applied to join NASA’s latest astronaut class, breaking the previous record of 8,000 submissions set in 1978. This year’s turnout was also nearly 3 times […]
February 24, 2016

Large space rock burns up over Atlantic

The biggest fireball since the Chelyabinsk explosion has plunged through the atmosphere over the Atlantic Ocean. The event, which has only just come to light, occurred […]
February 23, 2016

Europe Is Testing Its Gravitational Wave Detector Tech in Space

Earlier this month came a scientific discovery a century in the making: the first direct detection of gravitational waves. But while the US Laser Interferometer Gravitational […]
February 23, 2016

Nasa and the amazing space printer

If you have ever struggled getting hold of a spare part for an appliance, consider the astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS), where deliveries are […]
February 22, 2016

‘Outer spacey' music in newly declassified NASA audio confused Apollo 10 astronauts

Declassified audio of the Apollo 10 mission has brought attention to a moment when NASA astronauts heard strange “outer spacey” music during their trip around the […]
February 22, 2016

Upon Closer Look, NASA’s Exploration Systems are Game-Changers

The costs and benefits of NASA’s deep space exploration and science programs are popular topics in policy circles and social media discussions this election year.  As […]
February 21, 2016

Nuke an asteroid? Russian plan may target Apophis

Russia‘s new plan for protecting Earth from potential asteroid strikes has some chilling aspects. Not only would it violate a 49-year-old international treaty, but it involves […]
February 21, 2016

Who’s Out There?—Water and Genes, The Odds Go Up (1)

The news keeps pouring in—surprising bits of information about exoplanets and micro-biochemistry that make the existence of life beyond Earth more and more likely. First a […]